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Squam Fall 2014

Sept. 10-14



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Pikaland’s Good to Know: Issue 11



Well, I think I've finally made it back to the Land of the Living. I'm still tired, but have normal functions back, so that's good. It's funny how we take advantage of those kinds of things...Thanks to all of you who sent well wishes my way...I LOVE this online community!

Last weekend, I worked on getting some new journals made...I still need to bind them, but other than that, they are done. The top one will be my black, white and pink journal I've been wanting to create. The other two are for some experiments that I can't talk about now...

Yesterday I started looking through some of my existing journals, thinking that I still needed to fill those before I moved on to new ones. But then I realized that it didn't matter...these all have a purpose. The other journals I can feel free to show to other people. But the larger two of these new journals will need to stay away from other eyes for a while!

Tomorrow is my first deadline for 1,000 Artist Journal Pages. I have much work to do today to get materials together, so I'm off to start my day!

Happy Thursday! Make it a good one...


{I'm Not Dead...}

I just feel like I am. I've had the flu (a very violent version) since Sunday, so haven't been doing much of anything. Worked a little yesterday. Trying to get my feet back underneath me...More soon!


{Happy Friday and a WINNER!}

Well, it's the end of the week! It's been a good one...got some new projects going and I actually wrote my introduction for 1,000 Artist Journal Pages! (The deadline for submissions is Monday. Please e-mail them to dawn_sokol@yahoo.com if you haven't already.)

Thank you EVERYONE for commenting to enter the drawing for the vintage record album holder...I know it will be put to good use!

It was interesting to hear what your favorite mediums are. For most of you, it was difficult to say JUST one. I can relate. I like to use watercolors, souffle pens, Pitt pens, pencils, all kinds of stuff!

And now the moment you've been waiting for....Lucy, drum roll, please....

The winner is NANCY B! Nancy said her medium of choice is acrylics. Nancy, please e-mail me your address and I will ship the record album holder out to you next Tuesday! And I'd love to see what you do with it...

And a heads-up (I don't USUALLY do this, but I am making an exception for this one): Next week, I believe, is the release of a book I designed for Rockport titled The Art of the Family Tree by Jenn Mason. It's an incredible book, and I HIGHLY recommend you check it out! The projects are gorgeous and it's a visual treat...Plus, Jenn rocks, as do all the artists who contributed...I loved designing this book!


{The Crafter's Companion}

Yesterday, after having lunch with my mum, I headed to the bookstore to do some research. I like to go to the bookstore at least once a week. I AM a book whore, but it's also for my job. The projects I'm working on always require me to do a little research on competition. Sometimes I do this on Amazon, but it's always nice to really be able to leaf through a book.

Anyways, I was going through the craft section and stumbled across a book I had seen before but never had really picked up: The Crafter's Companion. It's a delightful volume of various crafters who share their inspirations, how they got started, their workspaces and a project. Even if you're not into sewing, felting or the like, check it out. The photos are yummy and the different crafters' perspectives are inspirational.


{Last Day}

Last day to enter into the drawing for the vintage record holder below...Please leave your comment to be entered. I will announce the winner tomorrow!